Beginning the week of March 30, Student Services such as Counseling Services will be provided remotely.
Erica Stene Winkler, the college counselor, is available to connect via email, phone, chat, and video conference. Erica is typically available Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4 pm. If you reach out but are unable to connect, please leave a voice message or send an email and Erica will follow up with you as soon as time allows.
Counseling services provide students with support in defining and achieving their academic, career, and personal goals. Students are encouraged to meet with the Counselor to discuss and develop an individualized plan to promote personal and academic success.
Click here to schedule an appointment.
Erica Stene Winkler, Counselor
Student Success Center
Services are available to help students in the following areas:
Counseling services are available to provide students with short-term support for a variety of concerns. Such concerns may include, but are not limited to personal crises, mental health concerns, increased stress or anxiety, drug or alcohol abuse, financial pressures, grief, relationship concerns and overall life transitions. In addition, referrals to professional agencies and resources to services in the community are provided when necessary.
To locate mental health and behavioral health treatment services in your local area, click here.
In the case of an emergency, call 911.
Anoka County Mobile Crisis Response: Call 763-755-3801 if you or someone close to you is having a mental health crisis. The Anoka County Mobile Crisis Response team will help you.The line is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and the call is free. The Crisis Response line is for both adults and children.
Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Call 800-273-TALK (8255) to be connected to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Crisis Text Line Text MN to 741741 for free support 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Veterans Crisis Line: Veterans and their loved ones can call 800-273-8255 and press 1, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Academic counseling offers students the opportunity to explore strengths and weaknesses associated with academic achievement. Students can meet with the Counselor to discuss and receive feedback related to issues that may impact academic achievement. These issues may include, but are not limited to, test anxiety, communication, time-management, study skills and note-taking skills.
Choosing a proper program of study is crucial for success in college. Students can meet with the Counselor for support in the process of developing career goals by exploring personal skills, interests, personality traits and values. Career counseling can help a student to match these characteristics with occupational and educational opportunities.
Learn more about career and employment services at Anoka Technical College.